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Chinese checkers did not originate in China, nor in any part of Asia

Misnomers in American English - 3
Type of Misnomer : An older name kept in the face of new information.

Arabic numerals originated in India, though they came to be associated with the Arab world.

French horns originated in Germany, not France.

The Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) did not originate in Norway, but in North China.

Danish pastries did not originate in Denmark but in Austria. Inspired by Turkish baklava, Danish Pastries derived their name from the Danish cook L. C. Klitteng, who popularized them in western Europe and the United States in the early twentieth century. In Denmark and much of Scandinavia, Danish pastries are called Viennese bread.

India Ink is traditionally a carbon black ink mixed with gum and resin, molded into sticks. The name 'India Ink' is thought to be a misnomer which originated in Europe when this ink, actually from China, was imported via the Indies. So India ink does not necessarily come from India.

Coffee originated not in Latin America but in Africa, in Kaffa, a southwest province of Ethiopia. In fact, etymologists link the word coffee to "Koffa."

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